Ok, I admit I thought this was the original when I borrowed it from my mom-in-law, sue me. THE DEAD ZONE is a made-for-TV pilot movie adapted from the original Stephen King novel. It stars Anthony Michael Hall as a small town teacher that awakens from a coma to find out that he has unlocked an extra-sensory perception, which he uses to prevent crimes and save children from getting burned from scalding coffee. I can't speak for the remaining six seasons (?!), but this first episode is very middle of the road. The plot feels all-too-familiar, and doesn't present the story or events in any new or unique fashion. If this were 1997, I still didn't have cable, and I was stuck home on a Saturday afternoon with nothing else left to watch on network TV, it would make for a good enough time killer, but as it stands I would be hard pressed to watch the rest of the series based on the mediocre pilot. Sorry, The Dead Zone fans, I just couldn't get in to it.
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